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MIN AUG 16 2005 M I N U T E S - CITY OF BEAUMONT Lulu L. Smith,Ward I GUY N. GOODSON, MAYOR Nancy Beaulieu,Ward 11 Andrew P. Cokinos,At-Large CITY COUNCIL MEETING Becky Ames,At-Large Audwin Samuel, Mayor Pro Tem, Ward III August 16, 2005 Bobbie J. Patterson,Ward IV Tyrone E. Cooper, City Attorney Kyle Hayes, City Manager Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk The City Council of the City of Beaumont, Texas, met in a regular session on August 16, 2005, at the City Hall Council Chambers, 801 Main Street, Beaumont, Texas, at 1:30 p.m. to consider the following: OPENING Invocation Pledge of Allegiance Roll Call Presentations and Recognition Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1-6/Consent Agenda Consent Agenda Mayor Goodson called the council meeting to order at 1:30 p.m. Pastor Dwight Benoit of the Magnolia Baptist Church gave the invocation. Councilmember Patterson led the Pledge of Allegiance. Roll call was made by Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Present at the meeting were Mayor Goodson, Mayor Pro Tern Samuel, Councilmembers Smith, Beaulieu, Cokinos and Patterson. Absent: Councilmember Ames. Also present were Kyle Hayes, City Manager; Tyrone Cooper, City Attorney; Rose Ann Jones, City Clerk. Proclamations, Presentations, Recognitions None Public Comment: Persons may speak on scheduled agenda items 1- 6/Consent Agenda. None CONSENT AGENDA Approval of minutes - Minutes of August 9, 2005 Confirmation of committee appointments - None A) Approve a resolution authorizing the acquisition of 50% interest in Lots 1, 2, 3, 11 and 12 of Block 9 of the Van Wormer Addition located at 902-26 College Street (Parcels 7, 8 and 9) for the Martin Luther King Jr. Park - Resolution 05-171 Minutes-August 16,2005 B) Approve a contract for demolition of a commercial structure located at 258 Bowie - Resolution 05-172 C) Approve payment for the replacement of the driveway at Fire Station No. 10 (Washington Blvd.) Resolution 05-173 D) Approve a resolution accepting maintenance of the street, storm sewer,water and sanitary sewer improvements in Greenfield Addition Subdivision - Resolution 05-174 Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to approve the Consent Agenda. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED GENERAL BUSINESS 1. Receive the proposed FY 2006 Budget and schedule a public hearing- Resolution 05-175 Administration recommended that Council schedule a public hearing on August 30, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers related to the proposed FY 2006 Budget. Article VI, Section 2 of the City Charter requires that the proposed budget be submitted to the Council at least 45 days prior to the beginning of the new fiscal year. In addition, Section 4 requires Council to schedule a public hearing on the proposed budget and authorizes the City Clerk to publish the notice of the public hearing. Councilmember Beaulieu moved to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-175 THAT A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE FY 2006 PROPOSED BUDGET FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT SHALL BE HELD AUGUST 30, 2005, AT 1:30 P.M. IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 2. Schedule a public hearing on the proposed 2006 Capital Program-Resolution 05- 176 Page 2 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005 Administration recommended that Council schedule a public hearing on August 30, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers related to the proposed 2006 Capital Program. The proposed 2006 Capital Program was originally submitted to Council on May 10, 2005. Article VI, Section 20 of the City Charter requires Council to schedule a public hearing on the proposed Capital Program and authorizes the City Clerk to publish the notice of the public hearing. The financial impact of the Capital Program will be reviewed with Council at a work session on August 23, 2005. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-176 THAT A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER THE 2006 CAPITAL PROGRAM FOR THE CITY OF BEAUMONT SHALL BE HELD AUGUST 30, 2005, AT 1:30 P.M. IN THE CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. Councilmember Patterson seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 3. Establish and take a record vote on the proposed 2005 tax rate and schedule two public hearings - Resolution 05-177 Administration recommended that Council establish a tax rate required to support the City Manager's proposed budget. In accordance with Chapter 26 of the Property Tax Code, if the proposed rate exceeds the lower of the rollback rate $0.663639 or the effective tax rate $0.633832, the City Council must take a record vote to place the proposal to adopt the rate on the agenda of a future meeting. The proposed rate of$0.659,which includes a rate decrease of 0.5 of one cent, exceeds the effective tax rate of$0.633832 by$0.025168. If the motion passes, two public hearings must be scheduled. It is recommended that the public hearings be held on August 30, 2005 and September 6, 2005 at 1:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers. Councilmember Beaulieu made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-177 THAT A CITY TAX RATE OF $0.659 TO SUPPORT THE CITY MANAGER'S BUDGET IS HEREBY PROPOSED; Councilmember Samuel seconded the motion. A record vote was taken and recorded as follows: MAYOR GOODSON AYE MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL AYE COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH AYE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU AYE COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS AYE COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON AYE Page 3 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005 COUNCILMEMBER AMES ABSENT MOTION PASSED Councilmember Samuel made a motion TO APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-177 AND TO INCLUDE FOR CONSIDERATION AT TWO (2) PUBLIC HEARINGS TO BE HELD AUGUST 30, 2005, 1:30 P.M.,AND SEPTEMBER 6,2005, 1:30 P.M., IN THE COUNCIL CHAMBERS, CITY OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 4. Consider approving a contract for the purchase of water treatment chemicals - Resolution 05-178 Administration recommended the award of a one (1) year contract to various vendors for purchasing water treatment chemicals with an estimated total annual expenditure of$192,474. Bids were requested for an annual contract for water treatment chemicals for use by the Water Utilities Department. The chemicals are used to disinfect and purify the water supply. Funds are available for this expenditure in the Water Utilities Department's operating budget. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-178 THAT THE BIDS SUBMITTED BY THE VARIOUS VENDORS IN THE UNIT COSTS INDICATED BE ACCEPTED FOR A ONE (1)YEAR CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF WATER TREATMENT CHEMICALS FOR USE BY THE WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT FOR A TOTAL ESTIMATED ANNUAL EXPENDITURE OF $192,474. Councilmember Smith seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 5. Consider approving a contract for the purchase of limestone base material - Resolution 05-179 Administration recommended the award of a one (1) year contract to Transit Mix Concrete & Materials of Beaumont for purchasing limestone base material at unit cost. Page 4 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005 Bids were requested for an annual contract for limestone base material for use by the Public Works Department, Streets and Drainage Division. The material is used as a base for street repair. Funds are available forthis expenditure in the Public Works Department's operating budget. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-179 THAT THE BID SUBMITTED BY TRANSIT MIX CONCRETE AND MATERIALS, BEAUMONT, TEXAS, IN THE UNIT COSTS SUBMITTED,FOR AN ESTIMATED EXPENDITURE OF$130,000,FORAN ANNUAL CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF LIMESTONE BASE MATERIAL FOR USE BY THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT, STREETS AND DRAINAGE DIVISION BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE MOTION PASSED 6. Consider approving a contract for the purchase of manholes, manhole covers and sewer materials - Resolution 05-180 Administration recommended the award of a one (1) year contract to Golden Triangle Pipe for purchasing manholes, manhole covers and assorted sewer line repair materials with an estimated total expenditure of$59,781.28. The anticipated expenditure reflects an increase of approximately 25% from the prior year, due primarily to a rise in the raw material cost of producing the fittings (brass, polyethylene, etc.). The items included in the bid are utilized to make various sewer line repairs, and are ordered intermittently to maintain sufficient inventories in the Water Utilities Department's parts warehouse. Funds are available for this expenditure in the Water Utilities Department's operating budget. Councilmember Cokinos made a motion to APPROVE RESOLUTION 05-180 THAT THE BID FOR AN ESTIMATED TOTAL ANNUAL EXPENDITURE OF $59,781.28 SUBMITTED BY GOLDEN TRIANGLE PIPE OF BEAUMONT, TEXAS, FOR THE PURCHASE OF MANHOLES, MANHOLE COVERS AND SEWER MATERIALS FOR USE BY THE WATER UTILITIES DEPARTMENT'S PARTS WAREHOUSE BE ACCEPTED BY THE CITY OF BEAUMONT. Councilmember Beaulieu seconded the motion. AYES: MAYOR GOODSON, MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL, COUNCILMEMBERS SMITH, BEAULIEU, COKINOS AND PATTERSON NAYS: NONE Page 5 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005 MOTION PASSED COUNCILMEMBER COMMENTS COUNCILMEMBER SMITH - NONE COUNCILMEMBER BEAULIEU - NONE COUNCILMEMBER COKINOS - NONE MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL - THANKED PASTOR WALKER FOR HOSTING A MEETING AT MT. CALVARY BAPTIST CHURCH FOR THOSE CITIZENS OF THE NORTH END; PLEASED THAT CITY STAFF FROM THE ENGINEERING DEPARTMENT AND DD#6 DISCUSSED SOME PROJECTS FOR WATER AND SEWER AND CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS; SPECIFIC CONCERNS OF SOME CITIZENS WERE ADDRESSED COUNCILMEMBER PATTERSON - NONE CITY ATTORNEY COOPER - NONE CITY MANAGER HAYES - NONE MAYOR GOODSON - ATTENDED THE GROUND BREAKING FOR HABITAT FOR HUMANITIES FOR TWO HOUSES IN THE NORTH END; ALSO HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SPEAK AT RESIDENT COUNCIL AT GRAND PINE ON TEXAS AVENUE ALONG WITH MAYOR PRO TEM SAMUEL AND DOUG LANDRY OF THE BEAUMONT HOUSING AUTHORITY; REMINDED EVERYBODY OF THE DEDICATION OF THE POLICE OFFICER MEMORIAL Public Comments (Persons are limited to three minutes) Joseph Lewis Box 62 Beaumont TX Felt that the tax base is being destroyed by not having a program to help rehabilitate older houses as well as his concerns about the drug problem and the need to stop those suppliers who are the source of these drugs EXECUTIVE SESSION Consider matters related to contemplated or pending litigation in accordance with Section 551.071 of the Government Code: Brandon Steward v. City of Beaumont Executive Session was not held; therefore, Council adjourned at 1:58 p.m. Page 6 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005 Audio to a are available upon request in the City Clerk's Office. Guy N. Goodson, Mayor Rose Ann Jones, TR City Clerk �„"�Ep,U;Ap��1�1 10 S U NCH I ,/ ul Y. Page 7 of 7 Minutes-August 16,2005